Adolphiene D. Mickley 1914 – 2019

FAULKTON, SD – Adolphiene D. Mickley, 104, of Faulkton, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Faulkton Senior Living.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Meadows in Faulkton, SD, with Rev. Jon Damaska presiding. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be Monday, February 18, 2019 at Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City.
Adolphiene Davidiene Mickley was born April 15, 1914 at home near Canistota, SD to Max F. and Eka (Dreier) Mickley. Adee was named for two older brothers who had died before she was born. She and her father, Max, came out ahead of the family to start a farm or two near Onaka, SD. The family soon followed. The early years were good until they weren’t.
Adee came to know Christ through attending an evangelistic meeting in Faulkton as a young woman. Those few days began a lifelong adventure of seeking to know and follow Jesus, who changed her life. Adee would often say, “The joy of the Lord is my strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10). Adolphiene never married, remaining single her entire life.
After high school, Adolphiene worked at the Onaka bank before starting at the ASC office in Faulkton where she worked for 13 years. She then went to work for Faulkton Motor Company as a secretary and parts man, retiring after 33 years of service.
Adolphiene helped Faulkton youth plant Victory gardens, she led 4-H, was a horse woman and a farrier. She was an active member, Sunday School teacher, and choir member of the United Church of Faulkton. With the encouragement of her community, she developed a trailer court as a solution to a housing shortage in Faulkton. Adee chose to set down her roots in Faulkton. She had many opportunities to move closer to family, but Faulkton was her home, and she was proud of it. Her weekly phone calls kept the Mickley family connected, and if she was asked to pray about something, she could be counted on to do it.
Those remaining to cherish her life are her many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews; and her friends.
Adolphiene was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Adolph, John, David, and Otto; and sisters: Ina Bemis and Margaret Webster.
Luce Funeral Home of Faulkton has been entrusted with Adolphiene’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)